Books, The Window To the Mind!
La quiétude avant la cohue,le silence avant les aboiements des vendeurs et le marchandage des prix ,vieux marché de #bruxelles
on t'aimait bien tu sais...avant.
FINDING YOURSELF AS A FATHER!
While some men battle to find themselves as a person, even more men struggle to find themselves as a father. Being a father is a big task. Some men are up to it and others just are not. But you are different and I know this because you’re still reading.
Either you’re looking for some validation that you’re doing the right thing as a dad or you’re seeking yourself as a parent. There are lots of ways to find yourself as a dad. But I can guarantee there are places you won’t find yourself as a father.
You will not find yourself as a father at the office at 8pm.
You will not find yourself as a father at the bottom of a bottle of Jack.
You will not find yourself as a father endlessly scrolling through your phone.
These self-destructive behaviours won’t serve to better you as a person, let alone as a parent. Fatherhood is a role you step up and take. You have to give up playing your Xbox and spending all weekend watching sports to do the things that need to be done.
You have to grow up yourself in order to help your children grow up. Fathers are providers, protectors and teachers. Don’t shy away from this because “you haven’t found yourself as a dad.” When you fail to show up as a dad, it doesn’t hurt you, it hurts your kids.
You will not find yourself as a father until you realize fatherhood isn’t about you.
You can find yourself as a father at 3am with a crying newborn.
You can find yourself as a father at a tea party with unicorns.
You can find yourself as a father letting go of your son’s bike.
You can find yourself as a father when you understand it’s about the love you give away.
When you embrace that you are a father, you’ll find joy in it. Being a parent brings about a perspective in life you never knew existed. You will look forward to dance practice, choir and soccer games. (OK, not ALL the time; you’re not a robot after all.) But you’ll find that Xbox ranking you once had is nothing compared to a daughter who swam to the deep end of the pool. Life will have more meaning and fulfillment. It won’t be easy, but it will be worth it.
When you find yourself as a father, does it complete your life?....
Toban Yaki | Makoto | post 3 of 3
It’s not often
Our lips meet
To confess love.
But, darling the habit
Of folded palms praying
Keep those smiles
Constant in our distant lives.
If not often...🌺
Art: Unknown, Pinterest
The Garden | Makoto | post 2 of 3
Shishito Peppers | Makoto | post 1 of 3
Suddenly life turns you upside down, and you find out that this is the right way.... 💕 #perspectives
Idk I worked on my perspective drawing and got bored so I drew/painted this dude.
Quality clicks must be shared 🌡🌅💥